Celtics Playoff Push Reaches Final Stages As April Arrives


The Boston Celtics have been one of the league’s biggest surprises this season, battling for an Eastern Conference playoff spot into the last month of the regular season.

With less than 10 games remaining, Coach Brad Stevens has the Celtics running neck and neck with the likes of Brooklyn, Indiana and Charlotte for the conference’s final playoff spot. The next couple weeks truly will tell the tale for Boston.

Over that time, Boston travels to Cleveland to face LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and the Cavaliers on April 10th, in what will be their most expensive game of the month. The average price for Boston Celtics tickets at Quicken Loans Arena that night will be at $299.52 with a get-in of $45.

Five nights later, the Celtics travel to Milwaukee to face the Bucks in their regular season finale and yet another battle that could ultimately decide their ongoing fate. Average ticket prices for the Bucks game will be as low as they will be all month for a Celtics game at just $59.66, with a get-in of $9.

But make no mistake, Boston will certainly be there and accounted for as they look to keep pace on their unlikely trek. Since arriving from Phoenix at the trade deadline, Isaiah Thomas has been a revelation for the Celtics, averaging 20 points and five assists for the season.

In all, the Celtics have five players averaging at least nine points, including Avery Bradley (14 points, three rebounds, two assists), Brandon Bass (11 points, five rebounds) and Kelly Olynyk (10 points, five rebounds). Evan Turner chips in with averages of nine points, five rebounds and two assists.

They’ll need all those contributions and then some against the surging Cavaliers. Heading into April, Cleveland had won eight of 10 to lead Chicago by two games for the Central Division crown and rate as the East’s No. 2 overall seed.

Over that span, James and Irving have led the way, with James averaging 24 points, seven rebounds, six assists and two steals and Irving contributing 24 points, five assists and three rebounds.

Earlier this season, the Bucks defeated the Celtics 96-93 in Milwaukee.

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